Madison Memos

The Madison School PTA Newsletter / October 15, 2021

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From Runs to Wishes: Run-A-Thon Funds Teacher Wishlists

Madison's run-a-thon this year was the most successful ever! With the monies raised, we'll be donating to many programs at Madison - starting with fulfilling teacher wishlists. The wishlist funds help give teachers flexibilty to provide additional resources and improve individual classrooms. THANK YOU for your support!
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Directory Spot Now Available for Madison PTA Members

Have You Joined the Madison PTA?

Becoming a member is the easiest way to support our PTA. A membership is $20 for new or renewing members and includes access to our mobile directory app, Directory Spot. (2021-2022 data now available!) This app allows you to access the Madison School Directory and calendar right from your iPhone, Android, or on the web.

If you are a new member of the PTA you should have received an email with login instructions. Renewed members: your login will be the same as previous years.

Not a PTA member yet? Join Today!

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Here's Your Chance to Volunteer!

Multicultural Programming Chair

We are looking to evolve our traditional Multicultural Day and seeking a program chair willing to coordinate volunteers to help highlight various cultures throughout the year. Please contact Lauren DeReus via email at if you have any questions.

Explore More Day

Held the Friday before Memorial Day. Daylong program of learning from parents, guest teachers and hands-on activities. We are in need of a Committee Chair to coordinate the overall event and Sub-committee volunteers. Sub-committee volunteers are also needed for each grade, along with volunteers to teach classes, and help instructors in class. Please contact Lauren DeReus via email at if you have any questions.

Click here to volunteer today!

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Madison Clubs in Full Swing

A big thank you to all of our teachers and volunteers who are running Madison clubs:

  • Morning Book Clubs with Mrs. Bailey
  • Band with Ms. Baker
  • Orchestra with Mrs. Fernandez
  • Chorus with Mrs. DeCraene
  • Engineering with Ozobots and Mr. Grace
  • Math Club with Mrs. Hull and PTA volunteers
  • Running Club with Mrs. Feeley and Mrs. Acharya
  • Intramural Sports Club with Mr. Kim
  • Tournament Play with Mr. Cortesi

If parents have a question about any of the before and after school clubs, please contact the teachers of those clubs directly.

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Madison Cares: Stuff Those Bags!

Please look for donation bags and flyers that went home this week, announcing this year's partnership with People's Resource Center for their Stuff-A-Truck event, on Friday, October 22nd. We love to see our students fill the truck with bags of food to help support their neighbors in need!

From canned goods, to high proteins, whole grains, diapers, personal items and household cleaning supplies - we appreciate all of your donations that you can fill in the bag and send back to school!

Last month, Madison collected donations of non-perishable foods to give to the People's Resource Center - contributing to 4,000+ pounds of collected food, together with D200 schools. Thank you for your continued community spirit and generosity!

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Creativity Wanted, PTA Reflections Program Seeks Submissions!

This year's theme is "I Will Change the World By..." All are welcome to submit artwork related to the theme, in one or more of the arts categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, and Visual Arts.

  • Completed artwork with entry forms are due by Wednesday, Oct. 27

  • Entries should be directed to the attention of Lesley Feinsot, Reflections Chair in the PTA mailbox at school

  • There are specific rules of entry for each category. If you plan to submit an entry in a particular category or are interested in learning more about one or more of the categories, please email for a copy of the category guidelines and official rules. (Information is also available translated into Spanish.)

Entry forms and information were sent home in backpacks but please let Lesley know if you would like additional forms or are interested in specific category requirements.

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Student Excellence Foundation 'Kicks-Off'

The Student Excellence Foundation for Wheaton-Warrenville District 200 is hosting its 30th Anniversary Kickoff on Sunday, October 24 at 302 Wheaton for the Bears v. Bucccaneers game! Get your tickets and/or buy your football sqaures HERE.

3:00 PM Doors Open

3:30 PM Kickoff
4:00 PM
Kitchen Opens

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2021/2022 Madison PTA Leadership

Committee Chairs List

If you have any questions about Madison Memos or would like to submit an item for a future issue, please email Alison Bruder at You can view the publication schedule and previous issues on the PTA website.
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